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dc.contributor.authorRuiz-Trejo, Enrique
dc.contributor.authorAzad, Abul Kalam
dc.contributor.authorIrvine, John Thomas Sirr
dc.identifier.citationRuiz-Trejo , E , Azad , A K & Irvine , J T S 2015 , ' A 60-second microwave-assisted synthesis of nickel foam and its application to the impregnation of porous scaffolds ' , Journal of The Electrochemical Society , vol. 162 , no. 3 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 159990236
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-8394-3359/work/68280730
dc.descriptionWe thank Sasol for financial support.en
dc.description.abstractA rapid and facile method to prepare nickel foam from nickel nitrate and glycine using a conventional microwave oven is presented. The foam, characterized by SEM, XRD-Rietveld, TG, magnetization measurements and BET contains mostly nickel metal (80 w%) and nickel oxide (20 w%); it exhibits pores in the sub micrometric and nanometric scale and consists of particles with an average diameter of 45-47 nm and BET surface of 15.9 gm-2. This microwave-assisted combustion synthesis is used to infiltrate porous ceramic scaffolds with nickel metal as a potential method to accelerate the fabrication of electrodes in solid oxide fuel cells and electrolysers. After repeated impregnation, the scaffolds of Ce0.9Gd0.1O2, saffil (high temperature insulating brick), La0.2Sr0.7TiO3 and BaCe0.5Zr0.3Y0.16Zn0.04O3-δ were black, exhibited electrical continuity and were easily lifted with a magnet. A comparative SEM study of the microstructure of the porous scaffolds with and without nickel is presented.
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dc.subjectQD Chemistryen
dc.titleA 60-second microwave-assisted synthesis of nickel foam and its application to the impregnation of porous scaffoldsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Chemistryen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. EaSTCHEMen
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